King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain‘s historic visit to Cuba took a glamorous turn as they attended two glitzy receptions yesterday.
Letizia, 47, who was joined by her husband Felipe, 51, showcased her stylish wardrobe on day two of their four-day visit.
The royal kicked off her evening in a sleeveless turquoise dress as she attended a reception to Spanish community at the Alicia Alonso Gran Theater in La Havana.
She then changed into a pretty pink organza dress, which featured sheer sleeves and waist-tie detail, as she arrived at a reception at the Spanish Embassy.
The couple are on their first official visit to Cuba and will spend their time participating in the celebrations to commemorate Havana’s 500th anniversary on 16 November.
Queen Letizia, 47, stepped up the glamour stakes as she joined husband King Felipe VI of Spain on their four-day tour of Cuba
The royals (pictured together) cut stylish figures as they attended a reception at the Spanish Embassy in La Havana, Cuba yesterday
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King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, who are the first Spanish monarchs to visit the former colony in 500 years, looked in high spirits as they turned out in their best formal wear.
Letizia paired her turquoise look with a coordinating clutch bag featuring intricate stud detail, stiletto heels and added a pair of dainty silver earrings to complement the look.
Later, she still wore her brown hair tied back in an elegant ponytail, but donned a pair of nude pointed stiletto heels and was seen without a bag.
Earlier that day, the Spanish royals explored the sights of old Havana and were seen visiting Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, the former official residence of the governors of Havana, which is now home to the capital’s Museum of the City of Havana.
The mother-of-two paired her turquoise dress with a coordinating clutch bag, which features intricate silver stud detail
King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain looked in high spirits as they visited Cuba for the first time
Queen Letizia accessorised with a pair of dainty silver earrings as she arrived at a reception to Spanish community at the Alicia Alonso Gran Theater in La Havana, Cuba, yesterday
Queen Leitiza of Spain was first photographed holding her clutch bag, but soon used the strap so it could be worn over her shoulder. Pictured with husband, King Felipe
The couple are spending their four days participating in the celebrations to commemorate Havana’s 500th anniversary on 16 November. Pictured, at a Spanish community at the Alicia Alonso Gran Theater
They were given a tour of city’s oldest square, Plaza de Armas, before visiting the El Templete, a museum commemorating the first mass and town council held in the city.
The couple, who have two daughters – Leonor, Princess of Asturias, 14, and Infanta Sofía of Spain, 12 – were seen admiring the beautiful architecture, stopping by El Templete, which is home to three large oil paintings by the French artist Jean Baptiste Vermay.
The museum is nestled in the Plaza de Armas in Old Havana, a cobbled square with a traditional market, a small park, Cuban entertainments and restaurants.
Every year, on November 16, which marks the day Havana was founded, a procession makes its way around the Plaza de Armas to commemorate the city’s founding.
Queen Letizia and King Felipe were officially welcomed to Cuba with a ceremony at the Revolution Palace on Tuesday, after arriving in the former colony on Monday.
The royal made a second glamorous outfit change as she donned a shimmery pink organza dress as she arrived at the Spanish Embassy in Havana
The couple are on their first official visit to Cuba to take part in the commemoration of Havana’s 500th anniversary on 16 November. Pictured, at a reception at the Spanish Embassy
The couple, who have two daughters – Leonor, Princess of Asturias, 14, and Infanta Sofía of Spain, 12 – turned out in their best evening wear. Pictured,
Queen Leitiza completed her look with glamorous makeup – including black mascara and copper-coloured eye shadow to complement the colour of her dress
Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are on their first official visit to Cuba to take part in the commemoration of Havana’s 500th anniversary on 16 November. Pictured, at the Spanish Embassy in Havana
Spain is Cuba’s third largest economic partner – after China and Venezuela – with $1.39 billion in 2018, and the former colony was one of the last to gain independence from Madrid in 1898.
The four-day tour aims to highlight and strengthen the ties between Spain and Cuba, with the royals meeting key cultural and entrepreneurial figures, and marking the 500th anniversary of Havana, founded on November 16th, 1519.
Since arriving on the island, King Felipe and Queen Letizia have been received by the Spanish ambassador to Cuba, Juan Fernández Trigo, the ambassador of Cuba in Spain, Gustavo Machín and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez.
However, the wider political context is anything but festive as relations with the United States have soured considerably since President Donald Trump replaced Barack Obama almost three years ago.
The mother-of-two wore her hair tied back, showcasing her glamorous dangling silver earrings (pictured)
King Felipe VI of Spain looked smart in a deep navy suit and a pair of black shoes, which featured two buckles. Pictured, alongside Queen Letizia
Washington accuses Cuba of oppressing its people and providing military support to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro, thus helping thwart a US bid to force out the socialist leader in favor of parliament speaker Juan Guaido.
Last month Washington announced the suspension of all flights from the US to Cuba except to Havana as the Trump administration continues to roll back the improved ties instigated by Obama.
Cuba has increasingly turned towards traditional allies Russia and Venezuela for support, but also the European Union.
‘Faced with the harassment of Cuba by the Trump administration, the royal couple’s journey to the island can be interpreted as a support to economic, political, cultural relations and cooperation between Cuba and Spain,’ said Raynier Pellon, an expert at the center for international political research in Havana.
The royal’s second outfit – a sheer pink midi dress – featured cuff and waist-tie details. Pictured with husband King Felipe VI
Queen Letizia opted to wear her brown hair tied back in a loose ponytails for both of the glitzy events yesterday evening
The royal added peach blusher to her cheeks and added a touch of lip gloss for that glowing-appearance
The stylish royal, who was joined by her husband (pictured together), paired her stunning pink gown with chic nude stiletto heels
For Cuban researcher Arturo Lopez-Levy from the Holy Names University in the US, it’s ‘a clear message to the White House.’
Cuba’s third largest economic partner – after China and Venezuela – with $1.39 billion in 2018, Spain has not shied away from criticizing Trump’s policies.
Foreign minister Josep Borrell, who is accompanying the royal couple, blasted the Trump administration in May for an ‘abuse of power’ after Washington gave the green light a month earlier for Cuban exiles to use US courts to sue private companies and the Cuban government over properties nationalized after the 1959 revolution.
King Felipe will meet Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel during his visit and join Havana’s official historian Eusebio Leal for a tour of its fabled cobblestone streets.
The Spanish royals pose for a photo with members of Cuban independent civil society at the Spanish embassy in Havana
King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain looked in high spirits as they attended a reception at the Spanish Embassy yesterday
Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia pose next to a self-portrait made by Spanish painter Francisco de Goya at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana
Today the royal couple were pictured next to a self-portrait made by Spanish painter Francisco de Goya at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana in Cuba.
Letizia looked elegant as usual in a long white dress, with a black cube print and black accessories.
The mother-of-two wore her hair down and on point make up, as she joined her husband, dressed in a grey suit.
They waved at crowds as they made their way into the museum and looked at ease as they looked round the Cuban art museum.
Letizia looked elegant as usual in a long white dress, with a black cube print and black accesories
The mother-of-two wore her hair down and on point make up, as she joined her husband, dressed in a grey suit
The royal couple waved at crowds as they made their way into the museum and looked at ease as they looked round the Cuban art museum
Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia pose for photos beside a self-portrait of Spanish painter Francisco de Goya
Spain’s Queen Letizia looks picture perfect, with her make up complimenting her outfit
Queen Letizia (second right), Spanish acting Foreign Minister Josep Borrell (Right) and director of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Cuba, Jorge Fernandez (left)
Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia wave after their visit to the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana,
Queen Letizia is on a four-day visit to Cuba with her husband – their first official trip to the island